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8Sep
bmw_msBMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

BMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

Recall Masters -September 8, 2017

BMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

BMW of North America has recalled dozens of vehicles possible equipped with defective seat belt assemblies, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2018 BMW 4 Series and M4 convertibles with production dates ranging from July 7, 2017 to July 25, 2017. The German automaker suspects 1 percent of the total vehicles named in the recall contain the damaged parts.
The Defect
Affected models are believed to include driver and passenger seat belt assemblies with defective Emergency Locking Retractors, the vehicle-sensitive mechanisms of which may fail due to incompatibility issues. This could inhibit ELR functionality and put occupants at risk during traffic accidents. However, BMW has yet to receive field reports connecting the defect to any accidents or injuries…

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23Aug
bmw_ms2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 23, 2017

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,800 model-year 2012-13 BMW X3 xDrive 28i and xDrive35i SUVs, and M6 convertibles, and model-year 2013 M6 coupes
The Problem: The driver’s frontal airbag inflator may have been improperly welded. This could lead to the inflator housing separating from the base plate in a crash necessitating deployment of the airbag, which may result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially causing serious injury or death.
A notice to BMW from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that the affected airbags were manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp., and although the defect poses a similar danger to that of the massive ongoing recall involving Takata-maufactured airbag inflators in cars in high-humidity areas, this latest issue is not related to that action…

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1Aug
bmw_ms2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 1, 2017

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,200 model-year 2006 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with the Sport Seat option, and 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with standard seats
The Problem: The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal airbag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks, which could lead to a system failure. In a crash, such a failure would cause the front passenger airbag to be deactivated, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will repair or, as necessary, replace the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, for free…

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11Jul
bmw_msBMW recalls vehicles with visibility issue

BMW recalls vehicles with visibility issue

Consumer Affairs – July 11, 2017

BMW recalls vehicles with visibility issues

BMW of North America is recalling 13,981 model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles, model year 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles and model year 2014 525d xDrive vehicles.
The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light.
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”…

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5Jun
bmw_msModel year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

Model year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs – June 5, 2017


Model year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

BMW North America is recalling 24 model year 2017 X5 M and X6 M vehicles.
Although the vehicles are equipped with 21-inch tires, the tire information label states they are equipped with 20-inch tires.
As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”…

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26May
bmw_msBMW recalls older 7-series cars for doors that could fly open

BMW recalls older 7-series cars for doors that could fly open

Automotive News – May 26, 2017


BMW recalls older 7-series cars for doors that could fly open

BMW is recalling 45,484 7-series sedans from the 2005-08 model years because doors may open inadvertently while the vehicle is being driven. Some of the vehicles were recalled in 2012 for the same problem.  In the 2012 recall, the automaker said a software error was to blame for the unpredictable opening doors on about 7,500 7-series cars. All of the cars from the 2012 recall are included in BMW’s new callback.

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25Apr
bmw_msBMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW Blog – April 25, 2017


BMW recalls model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 97 model year 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The recalled vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen causing an oil leak in the engine compartment.

The leaking engine oil may get onto the front brake disks, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash. BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine oil cooler lines, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2017…

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29Mar
bmw_msBMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

BMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

Recall Masters – March 29, 2017


BMW Recalls SUVs With Damaged Driveshaft Joints

BMW of North America has recalled more than 121,000 vehicles with damaged driveshaft joints, according to documentation from the National Highway Transportation Administration. The recall, which follows a related campaign initiated in May 2016, impacts a number of models produced between November 2010 and April 2013, including:

  • X5 xDrive35i, xDrive50i and M sport utility vehicles
  • X5 xDrive35d diesel sport utility vehicles
  • X6 xDrive35i, xDrive50i and M sport utility vehicles
  • X6 ActiveHybrid sport utility vehicles

    The Defect
    The contact surface between the spider and the seal for the front driveshaft joint does not comport with internal quality standards. Consequently, contaminants and dirt may enter the fixture and degrade the universal driveshaft joint to the point of breakage. This would increase the likelihood of a wreck…

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27Mar
bmw_msBMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

BMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

Consumer Affairs – March 27, 2017


BMW recalls model year 2017 X5 vehicles

BMW of North America is recalling 36 model year 2017 X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, X5 xDrive35d, and X5 xDrive40e vehicles.

The recalled vehicles are equipped with passenger front airbag modules using certain air-bag inflators that may not vent properly in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag.

If the inflator cannot vent properly, the inflator may rupture, resulting in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants and causing serious injury or death…

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